Better for who ?
For everybody. Every each of us should honestly consider whether have proper knowledge to make responsible decision. If amount of knowledge is too poor then such person should start learning process and maybe try the next time. If such person is aware of its own laziness then at least should leave decision to others. When choosing such option such person saving "the minimal level" of responsibility.
One of the reasons why we just go from Labour Governments to Conservative Governments and back again is that people don't take their right to vote seriously enough.
This is wishful thinking on your side my friend. :)
Where is the "personal freedom" in sitting on the sofa, eating pizza and refusing to vote and then moaning about the decisions taken after an election someone wouldn't vote in ?
Here you label all those who don't vote. Anyway, this is essence of personal freedom that individuals also can act unwise and later face consequences of their behavior.
So you're saying most people are too thick to make an informed decision ?
Most of people did absolutely nothing to learn about political system in their own country. Responsible voter should know some basics of economy, political systems (internal policy) and foreign policy. Because knowledge don't fall from the blue sky, some effort is needed. Some books must be read, serious newspapers studied from time to time.
Democracy don't need voters lead by emotions instead knowledge. Also people should think whether this is something more behind their stand except megalomania and arrogance.
Yes very true, although the "Heat magazine / Big Brother" generation are their children and grandchildren, so why didn't they do a better job of passing on their values ?
This is not problem with generation, this is not a problem at all. This is duo to their young age, they are not ready yet. You cannot fight with the wind.